Tag Archives: Italy

Armed Resistance to Fascism – 1922

Guido Picelli – Leader of the Resistance The workers of Parma were socialists to the core; among them a sprinkling of anarchists, syndacalists, communists and the left wing Catholic Workers Party. In 1922 Fascism was delivering the counter-revolution, after two … Continue reading

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From a Tent in Italy

In the camp of dreams he s sitting on his balcony in Aleppo; the lights of his city now dimmed the street blackened and empty the clatter of crockery indicating life goes on somewhere; in the dark a distant rifle … Continue reading

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Channeling Botticelli

Simonetta Cantaneo de Candia Vespucci- (1453 – 1476) The face of the Italian Renaissance . La bella Simonetta looking to the distant not at me at the London National Gallery Born in that stern Ligurian region up above the sea … Continue reading

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Laughing at Mussolini

 A Re-Post from 2014    A young Benito Mussolini It’s easy to laugh at Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini today. We see him in those old black and whites. Kind of fat. Bald. Overly dramatic and theatrical.  Silly. Chin thrust out. … Continue reading

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Enjoy Those Veteran’s Day Sales!

A re-post from last Veteran’s Day Veterans Day will soon be upon us. When I was a kid it was still called Armistice Day. It was changed in 1954 to Veterans Day. The original holiday memorialized the signing of the armistice which ended World War I.  … Continue reading

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The Jewish Fascist

  Ettore Ovazza and Benito Mussolini Ettore Ovazza was one of three brothers born into a wealthy and influential  family in Turin. The Ovazza were one of Italy’s leading banking families with all the privilege and power that comes with … Continue reading

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Via Scarangella

via Scarangella – Tontto, Italy Narrow street of ancient age your memories are shining your beauty still as new though your stones were worn well before she was ever born. Your grace is of a young girl twirling; pulling her … Continue reading

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